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suspended flights to and from the new york area, flights to connecticut and washington d.c. were also canceled. >>> president barack obama back at the white house no time to celebrate his reelection victory because of major issues to deal with. the president and his family returned to the white house late last night and he called congressional leaders urged them to work together to cut through the washington gridlock. right now everybody is promising to cooperate. >>> it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges -- challenges we all faces a nation. >> we have to find ways to use that word which are disdainful of which i see is anee normsly large compromise. >> and they are looking into how to stop the nation from going off that fiscal cliff. >>> shoppers are turning out in groves in livermore this morning. ktvu channel 2 morning news claudine wong is out there this morning. beautiful boost for the local eek connie. -- economy. look at this nice long stretch of stores. >> reporter: we have some people getting ready for this 10:00 a.m. schedul
guy in washington and he believes he can find common ground with the president. >>> they're still counting votes from tuesday's election but mitt romney's top campaign official is saying president obama will win florida. president obama leads mitt romney in florida, 49.9% to 49.3%. the romney campaigns says it expects the president's lead to get bilgier as more of the votes are counted. president obama was reelected without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> back over to sal who's checking in on the south bay right now. >> that's right and in the southeast bay we've had rain and just some drizzle and we can see it on this picture i'm going to show you, 237 is a little bit wet there and as rosemary had said a cell moved through and you could give yourself extra time. one of the biggest things that gets people in trouble is stopping distance, you're driving along, something happens and you can't stop in time and there's a wreck. just give yourself extra time and slow it down. and also be more aware. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is backed up for about 10 min
media to rally public support for its position. >>> well 400,000 are watching it happen in washington and that's because of emergency federal unemployment benefits due to expire december 29th unless congress is due to expire. they are noticing the possible loss of benefits which are going into the mail this week. >>> 6:09 is the traffic and certainly could be an issue as we get some rain, let's check in with tara who is in for sal. >> people need to take it slow with the rain coming in. we have a map showing an accident on grant line road and this is sort of a slow stretch anyway so of course it is not helping the situation. up next we are looking at the bay bridge toll plaza and the metering lights are on so give yourself some extra time and that bong is extending back to the maze on the east shore freeway. you can see in the pittsburgh area, those headlights are westbound as you drive to 680 in concord. no delays aas of yet. here is steve. >>> thank you very much. our system is moving on shore as advertised. the rain is picking up especially towards the north bay and we have wind an
of a crash northbound 680 at washington the crash is on the other side of the road. but people are really taking a look at it you can see how slow it is there on 680 southbound. not good driving. usually it's light here at this time. if you drive this right now, you will see a lot of slow traffic. you need to leave the house earlier. also the morning commute on the east shore freeway westbound is getting busier driving toward the mccarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> and we have developing news for you out of san francisco. right now crew roberts scene of a fire in the bay view district. tara moriarty joins us live from the scene with the latest tara. >> reporter: we are here at the corner of hamas and ingalls. you got this around 5:00 if >> yeah around 4:30, 5:00 this morning. first units on the scene encountered a little fire coming from this carport. it was held to a first alarm. what you see there appears to be some type of workshop. a couple cars were involved. we were able to make a quick knock down of the fire. right now the cause is not determined at this time. arson will
for the gridlock in washington. >> governor jerry brown is celebrating a historic victory this morning for the first time since 2004 california approved a tax hike on a statewide proposition. voters have passed proposition 30. his education tax initiative 54% to 46% with 95% of the precincts reporting. ktvu tara moriarty is in san francisco this morning where voters were overwhelmingly backing that measure. >> that is right here in san francisco most voters voted yes in favor of prop 30. and the general feeling here in the city is that public schools need help. case in point mission heights school. this is the oldest high school in san francisco and test scores well they have been struggling with that over the years. prop 30 passage may be the shot in the arm this school needed. other areas of california that saw support for 30 alameda and santa cruz counties. los angeles also backed it but moe dark and more rural central areas of the state saw the least amount of support. prop 30 will raise the states sales tax by a quarter of a credit for four years and increase income taxes for peop
washington, d.c. newsroom this morning on what is going on, on capitol hill. we have david petraeus testifying on capitol hill this morning about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. as alison burns reports we may not get to see or hear from him. >> general petraeus managed to get into a classified hearing room without any of the camera crews outside seeing him. let's take a live look right now outside a senate intelligence committee hearing room. general petraeus testified for about an hour this morning before a house committee announced the members of congress are coming out and starting to talk about it. they said testimony focused solely on the september 11th u.s. consulate attack in libya. members of congress are trying to get the truth about whether it was a spontaneous attack or preplanned assault that killed four americans and how the obama administration dealt with it. when general petraeus first briefed congress, he said he believed the cia believed the attack stemmed from a protest. but today it's a different story. he said he believed it was a terrorist attack a
states, pennsylvania and new hampshire. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >> election day now just hours away, but more than 800,000 bay area voters won't be showing up at the polls. brian flores tells us they have traded in the ballot box for the mailbox. brian. >> reporter: good morning, pam. we are just one more day away until election day. arguably one of the more important elections in recent history. obviously we have the presidential election but we also have several key ballot measures that need to be taken care of as well. in terms of voter turnout, presidential elections usually bring out higher numbers of voters. one thing that is different this year is the amount of early voters and gone possibly could be the days of heading to the polls in droves. that is being reported as much as 800,000 bay area residents cast their ballots through the mail. state reports more than 18 million registered voters in california which is 940,000 more registered voters than the lax election. we spoke with the voters to see if they early voted. while others li
washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us why the president's meeting with the prime minister of cambodia and why it's a little tense. alison. >> reporter: dave, this is the first time a u.s. president has visited cambodia. here's video we brought in about 45 minutes ago. of president obama arying for the east asia summit. while it is all smiles on stage white house officials say it was a tense meeting for the president with the cambodian prime minister. president obama spent most of the meeting highlighting the need for free and fair elections and the release of political prisoners. in myanmar president obama met with aung san suu kyi who led the struggle against military rule and is now a government leader. president obama encouraged continuing democratic reforms. >> reforms launched from the top of society must meet the aspirations of citizens who form its foundation. >> reporter: president obama was also in bangkok, thailand where he and is secretary of state hillary clinton visited a buddhist temple. while he was there president obama asked for prayers to help with the budget challenges back
to get to school or work. san francisco comes in number 4 and number one on the list with washington d.c. >> 618 is the time and let's check in with sal. sal? >> we are looking good around the bay area we are backed up from hillcrest and usually it is not quite that bad and it has been slow going and i do is see -- do see some mist and clouds but it's not affecting visibility just yet. traffic is a little bit slow from walnut creek. it is backed up all the way to the mcarthur maze and we are looking at the south bay as well through our computer advised system here and as you approach mckey road. as you drive towards fremont, it is a little bit tough getting into the pass and towards leg, let's go to steve. >>> it is a little bit of patchy fog, there is a huge difference, 40s to 60s but the breeze has tailed off and there is a hint of an offshore winds. yesterday was much stronger and it led to some record highs developing. clear skies, trust me, i know this. it is a pretty picture, i am ready to go fellows. thank you very much. we do have high pressure build right there and you can see
neighborhood. >>> washington post says it comes as the president looks into the national expense team. according to reports, kerry will be the new secretary of state but that job will be offered to sue san rice. just one week after, there are some voters who say, they want to leave the unites states. we will tell you what some are demanding from the brett, sal? >> that is right, so it is much busier as you might imagine since yesterday. we are backed up for a 25 minute delay and there is no trouble on the bridge itself. also on the san mateo bridge, that traffic is busy with no major problems. now in contra costa county, a new problem, west 80, there is an injury crash and traffic is backup big time on 880, if you are traveling on vallejo, you need to give yourself time because that is only half the tee lay, let go to steve. >>> not much of a freeze each more so tomorrow and now the weekend is going to cloud up and there will be rain coming in light friday and saturday and it looks moderate and 15 day outlook, looks very wet so we'll see. sunshine and warmer temperatures, 67 today and
at the scene. they called off the search for the boy and the dog survived. >>> looking at washington d.c., crews out there, see that big crane, they are waiting for the official christmas tree to arrive and it is a 65-foot tree delivered from toll toll. it will be coughed with 5,000 ornaments and house speaker travis bader will arrived -- john boehner will arrive. >>> they are looking into who will be the starting quarterback when he was asked to replace alex smith and harbaugh said we will address it at a later date. he passed with 231 yards scored a rushing touchdown and threw that touchdown pass to frank gore. the 9ers defense was incredible. the saints quarterback was sacked 3 times and returned two upper exceptions for touchdowns. -- interceptions for touchdowns. >>> big story this morning in traffic, tara? >>> that's right, if you live in the peninsular or marin and sonoma counties you are looking at patchy fog all of the area bridges are under a fog advisory, highway 37 westbound slow going as well as at the petaluma area. let's go to steve. >> after the fog we will have more on
and say they are being forced to close their doors. >>> allison burns in our washington d.c. newsroom has more on the busy schedule and whether we are closer to a deal. >>> they are meeting with small business owners to find out about tax cuts to be extended. president barack obama has not met with congressional leaders since it before the thanksgiving break and no other meetings have been planned yet. the white house is welcoming comments on tax increases on wealthier americans. >> some of the tax increases are welcome and they represent what we hope is a different in tone and approach to these problems. >> but time is running out to strike a deal for spending cuts that kick in as part of the so called fiscal cliff are now just 35 days away. allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well a new study finds part of the bay area have higher invasive amounts for the western part of the state. the northern part of alameda county and a section that runs between san mateo and alameda counties. breast cancer rates were 10 to 20% higher than the state average from 2000 to 2008. breast cance
. they are reporting from a washington d.c. newsroom, allison? >> reporter: palestinians leaders have secured broad support ahead of today's united nations general vote. palestinians celebrated as mahmoud abbas sought to seek status and palestinians see it is a significant move towards statehood but hillary rodham clinton warns it will undermind effort for peace talks with israel. >> it is a solution that fulfills the aspirations of the palestinians people is through jerusalem and not new york. >> reporter: it comes after 8 days of bloodshed between israel and hamas. it could certainly boost credibility with hamas but there will be a price for them. u.s. is threatening to cut off a half billion dollars in annual aid. reporting live allison burns, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> in vallejo, it could be the work of an arsonist, and police are investigating two suspicious fires and that makes 6 in the last few weeks. it was at a mortgage business and just a half hour later another fire was called in. in the past two weeks, four other fires burned two homes and four businesses and they believe it is a
burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with the numbers and how they could certainly impact the presidential race just four days before election day. alison. >> reporter: and pam, it doesn't look like either candidate is going to get much new ammunition from this latest jobs report. let's take a look at the numbers. the labor department is reporting this morning the economy added 171,000 jobs last month. that is more than economists were predicting. the unemployment rate however picks up to 7.9% from 7.8% the month before. both presidential candidates will be putting their spin on the news coming up in the coming hours. arguing the recovery is not strong enough. president obama will likely tout the stronger than expected hiring numbers. it doesn't seem like these changes are significant enough at this point to be a game changer in the race. house speaker john tweeted mayb president obama can do. both capped dates will be cam -- candidates will be campaigning today in the make or break swing state of ohio. reporting live alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a new ktvu field
washington, d.c. newsroom with what the justices will be deciding. >> reporter: the justices will meet behind closed doors to decide whether they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws. including california ease ban on same sex marriage proposition 8. supporters are hoping the court will let a lower court decision stand that ruled prop 8 unconstitutional. san francisco city attorney tells us if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> atake a great deal of pride on behalf of -- i take a great deal of pride on behalf of this office. we look forward to a court ruling that would make whatever happens that would expedite the process of instituting marriage equality. >> reporter: the justices are also going to announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the government defensive marriage act. defines marriage between one man and one woman is constitutional even in states that recognize gay marriage. reporting live alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco city officials have asked the ninth circuit
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